Introducing Mathematica Player Pro: The Professional
Application Delivery System for Mathematica
April 1, 2008--Wolfram Research today announced the release of Mathematica Player Pro, the new
delivery system for Mathematica
applications and interactive documents.
Player Pro gives access to any Mathematica-6-based
notebook files, allowing full interaction with Mathematica's
revolutionary new capabilities--performing adaptive visualization,
controlling dynamic interface elements, connecting to real-time data,
and more. Developers can build applications in Mathematica and then
use Player Pro to deploy them cost-effectively to anyone.
On a technical level, Player Pro contains almost all of Mathematica but differs in that it is a pure runtime environment. Where developers use Mathematica to create their applications, their end users can now use Player Pro to run them.
"Until now, developing with Mathematica has almost always meant
deploying with Mathematica," said Conrad Wolfram, director of
strategic and international development at Wolfram Research. "That has
limited who can use Mathematica applications--and therefore who
can use Mathematica for development. With Player
and Player Pro, you can now deploy to almost anyone--for the
first time enabling Mathematica to be a complete development
Player Pro marries convenient deployment
with Mathematica's math and rapid application development
environment--an ideal combination for workgroups, consulting teams,
researchers, commercial application builders, and others looking to
roll out dynamic solutions, whether to clients or across their own
For more ways to use the Mathematica Player family, visit the interactive
"Mathematica is famous for math, but not yet for application
development," Wolfram added. "I expect that to change: Player
Pro completes Mathematica 6's revolutionary development
workflow, making application building practical or possible in so many
cases where it hasn't been before."
Player Pro complements the existing free Mathematica Player, released as a
beta in 2007. Technical differences include Player Pro's
abilities to import or export user data at runtime, provide dialog-box
entry, and run an almost-complete range of Mathematica
For more information about Player Pro and Mathematica's
complete deployment options, visit the website.
Player Pro is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (x86
2.4 or later). Special five-pack
and other volume
discounts are available. All current individual Mathematica
6 Premier Service customers
are eligible to receive three complimentary copies of Player
Pro for distribution.